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Rosvold, E., and H. Buhaug. 2021. Geocoded Disasters (GDIS) Dataset. Palisades, NY: NASA Socioeconomic Data and Applications Center (SEDAC). https://doi.org/10.7927/zz3b-8y61. Accessed DAY MONTH YEAR.
Rosvold, E.L., and H. Buhaug. 2021. GDIS, a Global Dataset of Geocoded Disaster Locations. Scientific Data 8:61. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41597-021-00846-6.
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This data set consists of 39,953 locations for 9,924 disasters that occurred worldwide for the years 1960 to 2018 and is available in Geodatabase (.gdb), GeoPackage (.gpkg), CSV, and R-Workspace (.rdata) formats, along with the R-script source code (.r) and a Codebook (.pdf).
The Geodatabase, GeoPackage, and R-Workspace formats include the geography of each unit, while the CSV only contains the attributes with latitude and longitude coordinates for the centroids of each unit. To obtain information on the disasters, the geographic data can be merged with EM-DAT data on disaster impacts via the "disasterno" variable. Subsequent to the release of this data set, EM-DAT changed the code for disasterno to include a dash followed by the ISO3 code (e.g., 2016-0032-FRA for a disaster in France). Users wishing to link GDIS to EM-DAT may wish to use the R code provided below to remove the last four characters of the disasterno string (download the "R-script source code"). The geographic data can be used with the PRIO-GRID conversion CSV file to merge the GDIS data into the PRIO-GRID structure.